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Now the Avengers & Co.! The MCU and its super weapons
Over the years the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown into a real monster and is now used as a model for all other film universes.
The world got bigger and bigger, as did the ensemble and the selection of objects more and more diverse, refined and powerful. Especially the weapons our superheroes and supervillains wield, but not only those.
The exciting thing is that this power arises from so many different sources, be it the Nine Worlds including Asgard and Earth, the extraterrestrial acquaintances of the Guardians of the Galaxy or Tony Stark's ingenious brain. Some of the objects give their owner their superpowers in the first place, while others are just nice to have.
Now let's take a look at some of the most powerful items the MCU has to offer. Up to here at least. The DC Extended Universe was already there. If we have made a mistake, we are happy to point it out. Unfortunately, there were no superhuman resources available to us.
Yondu's Yaka arrow
So inconspicuous and yet so effective. When Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker), the blue-skinned Ravager leader Guardians of the Galaxy, whistles, does that promise one thing above all for his enemies: a quick death. He just opens his jacket and the yaka arrow rushes out to make short work of them. Yondu can be surrounded by as many enemies as possible, in no time his little wonder weapon penetrates the hardest armor and even brings spaceships down.
This amazing invention of the scientist Dr. Helen Cho (Claudia Kim) wanted Ultron (James Spader) in Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron abuse to create a new body from vibranium and organic tissue. Fortunately, the Avengers intervened and instead transferred J.A.R.V.I.S. in the android body - vision (Paul Bettany) was born! This shows that it is a powerful instrument, especially in combination with an infinity stone.
Iron mans armor
In and of itself, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) no superpowers. But what he has in abundance are brains and money. Both of these allow him to continue to modify and perfect his armor. Not only can it fly, it also turns into a one-man all-purpose weapon. Extremely practical when the world has to be saved again! A lot has happened since the improvised beginnings, and with Stark you never know what he's going to work out next.
The dark elves' black hole grenades
Grenades don't sound very powerful compared to other weapons in the MCU, but we're not talking about normal grenades here either. When they attacked Asgard in Thor 2 - The Dark Kingdomthrew the dark elves around with particularly sophisticated specimens. These grenades have it all: When detonated, they create a temporary black hole into which the person concerned and everything in the immediate vicinity are sucked into. Whoops, the enemy is gone. Clean and Effective!
Heimdall's sword Hofund
Not many items are capable of express interstellar travel. This is exactly the function of Hofund, Heimdall's sword (Idris Elba) and at the same time the key with which he opens the Bifröst. But the massive blade can do even more: In Thor 2 - The Dark Kingdom we saw Heimdall use them to build a protective shield around Asgard. Of course, it also serves him well for what it is. For example when felling ice giants.
The Hulkbuster armor
Tony Stark outdid himself with the Mark XLIV, better known as "Hulkbuster". He also had help from Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), who wanted to play it safe with his green alter ego. Because this brawny custom-made Iron Man armor serves the sole purpose of taming an out of control Hulk. And it also fulfills it, just not without accompanying damage. Practical: thanks to Veronica, spare parts are delivered directly from orbit.
Thor's hammer Mjolnir
Forged in the core of a dying star, Mjolnir is really awesome: Skin clean, looks cool, always comes flying back to its owner, lets it fly itself and calls lightning bolts. What more do you or god of thunder want? Simply the perfect weapon for Thor (Chris Hemsworth). From Odin (Anthony Hopkins) it has been enchanted so that it can only be wielded by someone worthy of its power. With all the others she doesn't budge.
Captain America's shield
Shields are primarily there for defense, and none offers better protection than that of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). Wonderfully balanced, made of vibranium and therefore practically indestructible, even Mjolnir ricochets off it, like Thor in Marvel's The Avengers had to find out. But that's not all, Captain America's shield can also be used as a melee weapon and can be hurled like a Frisbee at more distant targets, whereupon it returns to Cap like a boomerang.
This magical spear belongs to the one who sits on the throne of Asgard, in the MCU first Odin and now Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and has not only symbolic power. It can be used to fire powerful bursts of energy that will knock any opponent off their socks, and with its help Odin conjured up dark energy to send Thor back to Earth, even though the Bifröst was destroyed. Not to be despised either: only those who wear Gungnir can activate and command the Destroyer.
The infinity stones
Last but not least: the six infinity stones that arch villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) so that he can put it on his glove and gain unlimited power. Five of the coveted clunkers have already appeared, the thought stone in Loki's scepter and meanwhile on Vision's forehead, the universe stone in the tesseract, the reality stone liquefied into ether, the stone of power in the orb and the time stone in the eye of Agamotto. Only the soul stone is still missing, but Thanos will already know where to look for it. And if he (in Avengers - Infinity War?) has everyone together, we can be prepared for something ...
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